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Argentina Importer of Record and IT Shipping

Importer of Record providers into Argentina must manage power-supply regulations as well as the SIMI database.

Argentina Importer of Record at a Glance:

Importer of Record 

  • When you hire an Importer of Record provider in Argentina, you must be in compliance with strict transfer of sale requirements 
  • Argentina has strict controls on integrated power systems
  • SIMI is the regulatory body that manages imports and ensures all equipment follows the proper regulations 

IT Shipping & Logistics

  • There are no unique shipping obstacles when deploying to Argentina 
  • The import of used equipment is prohibited 

Importer of Record and Pre-Shipment Documentation 

Importer of Record 

Having a third party act as your Importer of Record in Argentina is not enough. Because of financial protections and regulations, “ownership” of the assets must also be taken into consideration. However, It requires a complex understanding of transfer and local-sale processes in Argentina to ensure your shipment is in compliance. FGX can navigate the complex import process and assist you in clearing your shipment through Argentinian customs. 

Strict Electrical Product Controls 

Argentina strictly regulates the import of electronic products, particularly those with an integrated power supply. If you want to import a device with an integrated power supply, you must go through a lengthy approval process and we typically recommend buying equipment not subject to these regulations. 


SIMI (Sistema integral de monitoreo de importaciones) is the import monitoring tool in Argentina. Argentina implemented the system to simplify the complex customs process as well as ensure that all imports follow the regulatory controls in place. 

IT Shipping & Logistics 

While Argentina has a complicated customs process, the shipping and delivery process is relatively pain-free. There are many direct, wide-body flights into Argentina and plenty of logistical options for in-country transit. Last-mile delivery within Buenos Aires city limits can usually be completed within a day or two. 

Finally, it’s important to note that Argentina does not allow the import of used equipment. It’s always best to buy new equipment when shipping into Argentina. If you have not yet purchased the equipment, FGX can advise you on whether the equipment you’re looking to purchase is eligible for import. 

FGX manages all of our client’s shipments door-to-door (or door-to-datacenter). This case study showcases how we navigated IT logistics and importation into Argentina at the time that it was written. Regulations and challenges are constantly changing and exact shipping requirements may have changed. To learn more about FGX and how our global shipping platform can help your company, reach out here.